3 - A Shakespearian Tavern, The Alehouse Boys

3 - A Shakespearian Tavern, The Alehouse Boys

15 July 2016 7:30 pm

The Milton Rooms

3 -  A Shakespearian Tavern,  The Alehouse Boys

A Shakespearian Tavern

The Alehouse Boys
Bjarte Eike (director)
with Martin Vander Weyer (Sir John Falstaff)

Bjarte Eike – violin
Per Buhre – violin
Hans Knut Sveen – keyboard
Fredrik Bock – lute/guitar
Johannes Lundberg – bass
Steven Player – dance/guitar
Thomas Guthrie – fiddle/singing
Helge Norbakken – percussion

‘It must have been an incredible atmosphere in the taverns of Shakespears time – overflowing with music, alcohol, sex, gossip, fights, fumes, shouting, singing, laughing, dancing… How can we recreate some of this in our soapy-clean, computerised, health-fixated society?’ asks Bjarte Eike, the ‘uproariously talented’ leader of the groundbreaking ensembles Barokksolistene and The Alehouse Boys. In a special event for the Ryedale Festival, they recreate the sights and sounds of an Elizabethan alehouse in Malton’s Milton Rooms, with music, dancing, singing and storytelling, while the Ryedale Festival Players perform extracts from some of Shakespear’s greatest tavern scenes, including those in Twelfth Night and Henry IV Part I.

‘Sensational music-making with each person adept at singing, dancing, acting and playing an instrument, often simultaneously’ – Opera Now

‘Barokksolistene are an irresistible and totally organic fusion of styles – their eclecticism underpinned by skill and a spirit of inquisitive, joyous music-making that could make sense of any amount of fusion. We’re still a few months off those best-of-the-year roundups, but Eike and his ensemble have just shot to the top of my list’ – The Arts Desk

Pre-concert and interval drinks


Full - £20.00    Gold - £16.00    Silver - £18.00    Under 25s - £1.00 (Ryedale 500)

The Ryedale500 scheme applies to this event.  Please note on-line booking is not available for this special price.  Please contact the box office.


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